AB7652 without Profinet IO controller

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#1

Hello.

Do you need a profinet IO controller on the Profinet side of the AB7652?

I want to use this to connect a profinet Cognex camera to a Profibus CNC controller.

My worry is that there is no IO controller on the profinet side, like a controller. Do I need an IO controller, or can the AB7652 be the IO Controller?

Thanks!


#2

Hi,

Yes, you will need a Profinet Master and configuration software to configure the Profinet network.

Kyle


#4

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#5

Hello.

Is there a device that has a profinet master and a profibus salve?


#6

Hi,

The only thing we have for a Profinet Master is the Master Simulator, but that isn’t designed for this purpose. I will CC @us_sales to see if they have any ideas, but I think you are going to need a controller. I wish I had a better solution for you!

Kyle


#7

Hello Andrew,

Sorry we don’t have a solution for this application. This would require a gateway with a Profinet Master interface and we do not have that option on any of our gateways.

Thanks,

Rob


#8

No worries, I understand that this is a strange situation most people are going in the opposite direct.

Thanks for your help!